Kham San
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Samui Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand

♀ Kham San

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 56 years old (estimated age)
Characteristics: hole in her right ear
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1967? unknown
Birth place: in unknown
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Samui Elephant Sanctuary, in Thailand

Date of arrival

2017-12-28Samui Elephant Sanctuary
from Koh Samui unspecified Elephant Camp

2002-00-00Koh Samui unspecified Elephant Camp
from Unknown

from Surin unspecified Elephant Camp

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History of updates2018-04-29: new record

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Kham San is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Samui Elephant Sanctuary, in Thailand.

Kham San arrived in 2017-12-28 to the Samui Elephant Sanctuary, relocated from the Koh Samui unspecified Elephant Camp, in Thailand.

Kham San lives together with 10 other elephants at the Samui Elephant Sanctuary:
  1. 1. ♀ Cartoon born ~1962
  2. 2. ♀ Kaew Ta born ~1963
  3. 3. ♀ Mae Kang Kaew
  4. 4. ♀ Mae Kham Paeng born ~1963
  5. 5. ♀ Khum Phean born ~1958
  6. 6. ♀ Moloair born 2009
  7. 7. ♀ Nong Pech born 2012
  8. 8. ♀ Sai Tong
  9. 9. ⚪ Sri Nin born 1967?
  10. 10. ♀ Sudarat

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Kham San was born unknown 1967? at unknown.

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Recognized by the hole in her right ear.

1967: Born around 1967 in Surin
1967-1989: used in the logging industry until 1989.
1989-2002: trekking elephant.
2002: Around 2002, moved to Koh Samui to provide tourists rides.
2017: Arrived thursday 28th December 2017.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Kham San, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Samui Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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